of Greenville (Co. Seat)
City offices - 108 Walnut St.
hospitals - 32 mi. in Poplar Bluff
Wappapello Mark Twain National Forest
Sam A. Baker State Park
Old Greenville National Historic Site
of a 3,610-person workforce in Wayne County, 3,200 are employed.
The unemployment rate is 11.4 percent, with 410 out of work. The
average hourly wage for the county is $8.02 per hour in the manufacturing
sector and $7.46 in non-manufacturing. The county's major employers
include Specialty Brands, a frozen foods processor, with 205 employees;
Clearwater Schools, which employ 171; Greenville Schools, with 130
employees; Wal-Mart in Piedmont, 73 associates; Greenville Healthcare,
58 workers; Ralph's Supermarket, with 54 employees; McAllister Software,
with 50 employees; and NuDell Plastics, with 37 employees.
River Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Fredericktown, provides
electric power for Greenville. The City itself provides sewer services
for its residents from its four-cell treated lagoon. Public Water
Supply District #1 provides water to Greenville residents from its
well. Telephone service is provided by Alltel. Residents and businesses
obtain internet service from a local internet service provider in
of Greenville obtain medical services from Greenville Family Clinic.
The nearest healthcare facilities are in Poplar Bluff at Kneibert
Clinic, Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Three
Rivers Health Care, all 32 miles south.
Highway 67 runs directly through Greenville. Residents also utilize
Missouri Highways 34, D, and E. It is 15 miles to the nearest four-lane
highway and Interstate 55 is 50 miles east. The nearest airport
is in Piedmont.
children attend public elementary and high school in town. The nearest
public community college, Three Rivers Community College, is located
in Poplar Bluff and boasts an enrollment of 2,824 (fall, 2001).
Poplar Bluff Area Technical Career Center is available for students
seeking training in vocational skills. Southeast Missouri State
University, a public four-year college located in Cape Girardeau,
MO, is the nearest higher learning facility. Fall, 2001, enrollment
for the university was 9,352 students.
are four Protestant churches serving the community's spiritual needs.
Residents do their banking locally at Peoples Community Bank. There
are three public parks within a 20-mile radius for the enjoyment
of young and old alike.
Lake at Old Greenville is a popular attraction for locals as well
as visitors from all over the state. Everyone can enjoy camping,
fishing, hiking/fitness/nature trails, motor boating, swimming,
and water skiing. Annual rainfall for the area averages 46 inches
community is represented by 156th District State Representative
Rod Jetton (R) and 25th District State Senator Rob Mayer (R).
U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R) represents Greenville in
the Eighth Congressional District.